Volume 01 | June 15, 2018

Center for Teaching Excellence Newsletter
What do my students know about Canvas?

  • Not sure what your students know about Canvas? Do they even know that we are switching to Canvas, Fall 2018? Rest assured - all new students will have a video in their new student orientation and returning students will receive this video link via email. Please click on the Student Orientation Video link here to see what your students will know. Closed captioning options are available for this video.
Canvas Opportunities
Building Baker Strong

In order to prepare you for the Fall 2018 Canvas roll-out, mark your calendars for one of the three in-person training sessions. This training will compliment what is already happening on your campus.

Each of these sessions will be offering the same information, so pick the date and location that works best with your schedule.

July 31, 2018 in Muskegon
August 16, 2018 in Auburn Hills
August 22, 2018 in Owosso

You are encouraged to bring your own laptop or other device to fully participate. Session topics will include Rubrics, Speedgrader, Quizzes, Adding Content, Discussions and more. Join us to learn about these features in Canvas and get started with a Canvas class!

To register, please click on the following link: Building Baker Strong Registration Form
Baker College Professional Development Offerings
You're Invited! August 21, 2018

You are cordially invited to attend the Baker College Conference for Higher Education and the Public Good on Tuesday, August 21st, 2018 , at the Baker College of Owosso campus. This conference is free of charge, and will feature dozens of presentations from faculty across all disciplines and campuses, a keynote address from Dr. John Burkhardt (University of Michigan School of Education), and many opportunities to discuss and participate in the scholarship and service work done by Baker College faculty. You can find more information about the conference at the  Center for Teaching Excellence  site. 

Please  RSVP  no later than 7/6/18 . Space is limited, and space will go to the first to reserve it. 
5th Annual Ed Tech Boot Camp is fast approaching!

On Friday, June 22nd, Baker College, in collaboration with the Genessee Intermediate School District, will be hosting the 5th Annual Ed Tech Boot Camp for Higher Ed and K-12 teachers, from 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. at Baker College of Flint Student Center.

If you are interested in participating, click on the link   here .
The Quad-POD Consortium is excited to offer a Faculty Learning Communities (FLC) Program across all four Flint high education institutions (Baker College, Kettering University, Mott Community College and UM-Flint).

  • Each Quad-POD sponsored FLC will be provided $500 to use to support the work of the FLC. Additional funds may be available by request.
  • Each Quad-POD sponsored FLC should have 8-12 members representing two or more Flint area institutions.
  • At minimum, FLCs should meet monthly October through April. FLC participants are required to attend 75% or more of their FLC's scheduled meetings.
  • Faculty at all ranks from all four institutions are welcome to participate.

For information about Quad-Pod events, click here .

Assessment Corner
Are you teaching a course with a Direct Measure Assessment? 

Click the   Direct Measure Schedule  to find out.

Please note:  It is also located on My Services>Department Resources> Academic> Assessment (In the menu on the left).

If the course you are teaching is not on the list, then you are set until next semester.
Upcoming Conferences
Lilly Conference - Traverse City, MI
October 18, 2018- October 20, 2018

Baker Faculty are able to receive a 10% discount on registration. The mission of the Lilly Conferences is to provide a forum to share and model a scholarly approach to teaching and learning that reports quality student learning outcomes while promoting professional development of faculty.

Learn about the Lilly Conference here .
Center for Teaching Excellence

The Mission of the Center for Teaching Excellence is to create, identify, and provide support structures and processes to cultivate a professional learning environment where faculty take ownership and are positioned to direct their own professional learning relative to Baker’s Mission and institutional goals.

The Center for Teaching Excellence is a collaborative entity where the Associate Provost of Academics, System Faculty Development Specialist, and the individual campus Instructional Effectiveness Specialists (IESs) partner to design, develop, present, and facilitate professional development in order to support and coach faculty in their pursuit of quality teaching and learning.
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